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quiet so far on 101 and 280 through san francisco. much more "timesaver traffic" coming up. >> thank you, liz. good morning, everybody. it's thursday, november 15. i'm frank mallicoat. >> i'm michelle griego. time now 6:00. two fires in just a matter of hours in the north bay, both suspicious. >> cbs 5 reporter anne makovec is in vallejo now with the investigation this morning. anne, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. it is just beginning here at the village bar. this is on tuolumne street in vallejo. you can see inside of the bar not a whole lot of damage to the building. several items are singed. there is some water damage. this is where the investigation is focused this morning. this was though the second fire within about a six-hour period overnight within two blocks. i want to show you some pictures of this fire. a little earlier this broke out at 2:45 at the village bar. and police have called this fire suspicious. they don't know the cause yet.
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well, two blocks away, there was a house fire at 8:00 last night. that was on alabama street. now, no one was home at the time. so nobody was injured. and firefighters were able to get that out once neighbors alerted them to that fire. but that fire is also suspicious. firefighters don't know the cause of either of these fires. but again, investigations are under way right now at both of those scenes. live in vallejo, anne makovec, cbs 5. >> thank you. smoke forced several san francisco residents out of their home early this morning. firefighters say a wall heater may have sparked the fire at this noe street complex just before 2:00. nobody injured, most of the damage was caused by smoke and water. new this morning a suspected drunk driver behind bars this morning after a wild overnight chase. cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran is in san francisco's mission district to explain what the driver did that caught the officers' attention. >> reporter: actually it was a -- what the driver did is she
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went on an on-ramp that was closed and the chp officer that was standing by tried to pull her over and this is actually where it all ended. we are at 17th and south van ness where now crews are trying to clean up the damage of where this whole thickenedded. the driver ended up crashing into a pole knocking over this traffic cabinet and subsequently knocking out all the lights or traffic lights in the area. first video from earlier you can see the damage the driver caused. chp says it started when the suspect tried to go on that closed freeway on-ramp. they tried to pull her over at ninth street but she kept going exiting off mission and van ness and that's when the chase began and things got worse. that driver hit a parked car, that car hit a cyclist and then the driver hit another parked car and a pole and knocking over the lights in the area. but back out live, crews have been efforting trying to put or basically rewire, recircuit
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these lights so they can get it going. flares notify drivers traffic lights are still out. the pedestrian is expected to be okay. he sustained minor injuries because it was the car that rolled on him not the woman hitting him directly. the driver will face charges including dui. it will be her fourth in the past 10 years including trying to avoid police, as well. so an investigation is ongoing into each individual traffic collision, as well. live in san francisco's mission district, cate caugiran, cbs 5. >> thank you. something went terribly wrong when a group took its nightly walk in the east bay hills. a hiker plunged to his death on the uc-berkeley campus. the man's body was found below grizzly peak boulevard. friends called 911 about 6:30 last night after the 20-year- old disappeared during their walk. university police found his
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body about 200 feet down the steep ravine. foul play is not suspected but the death is still under investigation. a registered sex offender was caught volunteering at a san jose catholic school. according to the "mercury news," the person was volunteering as a deejay at the saint francis cabrini catholic elementary school and parish festival but was not arrested after he showed authorities a letter signed by someone at the school saying he was allowed to be there. california allows for this, the law does, anyway. they said they didn't know about his sex offender status. authorities are trying to figure out where the letter came from. security officers -- [ please stand by, technical difficulties ]
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they're doing what they cano protect th in the area hit by the big mud slide in daly city on tuesday. they are doing what they can now to protect the neighborhood around hillside park. that includes stacking these bales of hay and clearing out storm drains. the hay will prevent more damage after the big mud slide. >> we are going to take our remote control tv camera to go into the pipe itself and then get to the storm drain. then we candy vet water to the location. >> officials don't expect any more problems from the 8" pipe that broke but it's likely to take weeks to finally get it
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repaired. let's check in with the rain man because we are going to get wet here for the next week. >> yeah. going to get wet. i don't think we'll see flooding rains for those folks in daly city but i wouldn't park on that street again for a while. yeah, looks like a dry day today but this is it. we are going to head back into very wet pattern now in the bay area. outside right now, it is a quiet start to the morning some temperatures dropping off, 37 degrees in santa rosa, 38 in fairfield, 41 in livermore and 43 degrees in san jose. as we look toward the afternoon, some changing weather. it will be some mild temperatures but look at these spiraling clouds off the coastline. that is that area of low pressure slowly working its way in our direction increasing clouds throughout the day today. and then it looks like overnight tonight, into tomorrow, rain becoming more likely. so more clouds out there not as warm as we head toward the afternoon today but not bad. still pushing 70 degrees in some of the warmest spots. but this is it, folks. the last dry day. we have some wet weather even a stronger storm over the weekend. we'll have more on that in a moment. right now let's check the roads
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with elizabeth. >> between going to take you towards the bay bridge toll plaza. still no metering lights that you can tell because this is a pattern that starts to form before they turn the metering lights on. the middle lane fastrak lanes still look good but we are starting to see actually good sized backups for this time of the morning in the cash lanes. they extend almost to the first overcrossing you see there in the distance. san mateo bridge no delay both directions looking good on and off the high-rise portion of the span about a 14 minute trip between hayward and foster city in the peninsula. elsewhere to our maps and some more live traffic cameras. right now a few brake lights through the altamont pass. in fact, it is just kind of slow and go already from 205 from tracy towards the dublin interchange. 24 minutes between the altamont pass and 680. a lot of heavy traffic through antioch, 10 miles an hour past a street. back to you. >> thank you. the u.s. consulate in libya will be the focus of hearings on capitol hill starting today.
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general david petraeus is set to testify tomorrow even though he resigned from the cia amid the investigation into his extramarital affair. meanwhile, the benghazi attack may affect a potential nominee to replace hillary clinton as secretary of state. some republicans say susan rice was either lying or incompetent when five days after attack she said there was no information to conclude it was premeditated. >> we will do whatever is necessary to block the nomination. >> president obama defends the u.n. ambassador to the u.n. he says he has determined whether he will nominate her for secretary of state. the woman at the center of the petraeus scandal has had her security removed. she had high clearance. cbs news has learned the identity of the fbi agent who first brought the case to the bureau. frederick humphries is a friend of florida socialite jill kelley.
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she went to him when she started getting e-mails from paula broadwell. three people are reportedly dead after a rocket attack on southern israel from the gaza strip. the attack comes after israel l a military operation this week on gaza which is governed by the palestinian militant group hamas. it began after previously rocket attacks on israel. palestinian officials say president mahmoud abbas has cut short a trip to europe to deal with the crisis. two women home alone in marin county managed to fight off an armed prowler. officers say the suspect may have stab wounds in his chest. according to police, he broke into a san rafael apartment tuesday night. the women say he was armed with a knife. he got into a fight with one of them the other roommate grabbed a phone and called police. other neighbors say they heard yelling. >> kind of scary when you have young people in the house with you, too. >> the victim who was being
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attacked turned the knife on the assailant. the women told police he ran away. police have now alerted nearby hospitals that the suspect may try to seek medical attention. this morning the search is on for a stolen puppy. burglars took gus the chocolate lab after they broke into a home on west oakwood boulevard monday. police say the thieves also took jewelry and electronics from the home. anyone with information on the case is asked to call redwood city police. >> that hurts. what a beautiful dog. >> i know it. time now 6:10. a bicycle recall. the handle bar danger that's been injuring riders. >> plus, from a freeway to a runway. the emergency landing that stopped traffic right here in northern california. ♪ [ music ] >> and the whole world will soon hear the sounds of the bay area band. how they are bridge the cultural gap with their music. it's this week' "cool school."
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a northern california highwy yesterday. the pilot lost - flight, so he a plane was forced to land on a northern california highway yesterday. the pilot apparently lost engine power midflight. he landed in the only spot he could find the median on highway 65 near roosevelt. >> this is something you train for and practice for. you know, you find yourself when it actually happens all that training comes back. >> well, it worked. how did they get the plane off the highway? the pilot fixed the problem. the plane had the perfect take- off right there. a few obstacles. went back to its airport and is doing just fine. >> why not? the highway seems like a
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logical runway. >> unless you're a car right behind it. let's go out live. we have nothing like planes on the road. pretty quiet. we don't have any major incidents. we just checked in with chp. so far problem-free a lot of the overnight roadwork has also been picked up. we'll show you where traffic is getting heavy. we are seeing extra volume right now across westbound 580 drive time about 20 to 25 minutes right now between the altamont pass and the dublin interchange. westbound highway 4 we're still seeing these really slow speeds sensors through antioch especially around a street, lone tree way. danville a live look at southbound 680. pretty quiet right now through the san ramon valley continuing down towards the south bay. we have another camera actually 880/237 in milpitas and coming around the bend, you can see no brake lights yet. typically around 6:45 since we
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start to see some delays. elsewhere across the golden gate bridge, southbound 101, as you can see, they have all their southbound commute direction lanes open. everything good to go to doyle drive and san francisco and no big delays so far for mass transit. everything is on time. that is your "timesaver traffic." lawrence is gearing up for big changes in the forecast. >> yeah. i like to see the rain make its way back to the bay area. it's been very nice the last few days, but changes are coming our way as high pressure finally is giving way to some storm clouds off the coastline. right now it's a quiet start to the day mostly clear skies inside the bay and along the coastline but starting to see some patchy fog in the north bay valleys. this afternoon, more clouds will start to roll in. the temperatures a little bit cooler but still mild and then rain likely to make a return tonight and into tomorrow. so with that in mind, here you go. high pressure bringing you one last day of sunshine. you can already see a lot of clouds moving through southern california. but then this low is going to start to approach the coastline so the clouds are going to be on the increase throughout the day today. should stay dry but tonight we are going to see the rain developing and that's going to
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open the door for a series of storms to roll through the bay area right through the weekend. let's see if we can time it out. starting out mostly clear this morning, then through the day clouds streaming in. staying dry into the evening hours. the commute going home looks okay then late tonight early tomorrow morning we see a few showers developing out there and i think rain becoming more likely as we head throughout the day tomorrow. so it looks like things are going to be unsettled and possibly wet as we head into the next 48 hours. maybe an inch of rain in the santa cruz mountains. half inch of rain in san francisco. and almost three-quarters there into santa rosa. so look toward the afternoon, enjoy the dry day. sunshine and high clouds drifting in temperatures into the 60s. the next couple of days though we change gears back into that wet weather pattern. showers into saturday a stronger storm saturday night into sunday. showers and unsettled weather as we head in toward next week. that's a look at weather. getting good here! [ laughter ] >> back to you. >> good is a relative term. all right, thank you. members of the marching band in the south bay are about to
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have a once-in-a-lifetime experience. they are getting the chance to perform in front of millions and they are sharing the spotlight with another band halfway around the world. valley christian high school is this week's "cool school." reporter: it's quiet in the hills of san jose. [ music ] >> reporter: but go through the doors of valley christian high school and there's a whole lot of noise. [ music ] >> reporter: the marching band is hard at work practicing for their next gig. >> we rehearse a lot, and these students are very, very dedicated to the program and more importantly they are dedicated to each other. >> reporter: and their dedication has paid off. they were selected to perform in the tournament of roses parade in pasadena. the parade, watched by 40 million people worldwide, is competitive. hundreds of bands applied and only 22 were chosen including valley christian. >> definitely probably one of the biggest accomplishments that a high school band can
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get. >> reporter: and they are sharing the accomplishment of another band beijing 57 all the way in china. in april valley christian traveled to beijing. now through technology the two bands practice their songs together bridging the cultural gap with music. >> whatever you can't say with words, you can let out with music. >> reporter: and in january, the two bands will join marching six miles through pasadena playing out their high school dream. >> most people are like band nerds. they have that negative connotation. but i think we're probably the coolest people around. the band is super cool. >> reporter: and so is their school. >> did you play in the band. i did not but i have a big appreciation. a lot of, in the band. what's so neat is the cultural
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exchange. >> they went to beijing and the band members from china are coming out a few days before the parade to tour the bay area and head down to pasadena. >> friends for life. >> it's just great. and they are raising -- of this to raise $250,000 for this parade. but i think they will do it. they have been holding fundraisers. so of good luck to you will after them. so -- so good luck to all of them. so what's cool about your school? submit your nomination on our website, cbssf.com/coolschool. and frank or i might come out hang out with you for the day and then you school gets featured on the show. >> i'll be busy next week. 6:20. dangerous ride. why thousands of bikes are being recalled this morning. >> plus, it's the best soccer goal maybe ever! you will not want to miss our play of the day. ,,,,,,,,,,,,
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tree lighting celebration at pier 3 in san francisco. bring a jacket, raincoat, showers are likely. a new warning for people who use folding bikes. there's a voluntary recall out for ticket brand bicycles affects 3800 of them. the stems may break causing loss of control. several people were injured. the bike company says it will schedule free repairs for customers. 6:24. the golden state warriors welcome back an old friend. don nelson, former coach, honored for his hall of fame induction in september. warriors playing the hawks big game for the rookie. harrison barnes 19 points, 13 boards including a little put-
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back dunk right there in the 4th quarter. stephen curry finishes it off. warriors beat atlanta 92-88. david price edging out justin verlander for the american league cy young award by four votes. that close. price went 20-5 and led the american league in earned run average and it was a landslide in the national league 38-year- old new york met r.a. dickey the first knuckleballer pitcher to ever win the cy young. he is the first 20-game winner since 1990. play of the day world of international soccer. [ indiscernible ] [ name ] scored sweden's fourth game. matched a bicycle kick from 10 yards outside the goal. can't see -- upside-down... one bounce and -- it's in! sweden beat england 4-2. that is an unbelievable goal. and, of course, you have to take your shirt off when do you
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their attacker's knife. >> kind of scary when you have young people in the house with you, too. >> if senator mccain and senator graham and others want to go after somebody, they should go after me. >> a battle on capitol hill over the attack in benghazi. >> this president, this administration, has either been guilty of colossal incompetence or engaged in a cover-up. >> former cia director david petraeus will testify before congress after all. >> an emergency landing in the middle of traffic. >> something that you train for and you practice for. >> from across the bay to around the world, the stories that matter on "eyewitness news this morning." >> your realtime captioner: linda marie macdonald good morning, everyone. it's thursday, november 15. i'm michelle griego.
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>> hi, everybody. i'm frank mallicoat. 6:31 now. we begin with two suspicious fires in the north bay in just a matter of hours. cbs 5 reporter anne makovec is in vallejo, where one fire did some major damage. anne. >> reporter: and as firefighters are still trying to figure out exactly how it started here at the village bar and they are about to run this danger tape around this scene to make sure nobody contaminates their investigation. you can see inside the bar right now, it's pretty dark. not a whole lot of damage to the building itself. but a lot of items are singed. firefighters were able to put the fire out soon after it started. it started around 2:45 this morning. here are some pictures from around that time. they don't know the cause. part of the reason it's suspicious is because two blocks away from this bar, a house caught fire on alabama street at 8:00 last night. that was about a six-hour time difference. so we have two suspicious fires
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within two blocks of each other here in vallejo. firefighters on scene of both of these fires trying to figure out who may have started them and why. live in vallejo, anne makovec, cbs 5. residents are back home after a fire ripped through their san francisco structure. fire crews blame a wall heater for this morning's fire on noe street. the fire caused smoke and water damage. new this morning a driver with a history dui arrested after a wild chase through the city. cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran here in san francisco where a bicyclist was hurt during the pursuit. she joins us with more. >> reporter: this all started because that driver tried to get on an on-ramp that was closed and that's how it began but take a look at how it ended. very destructive. we are at the ending point where that driver sideswiped the truck. follow me and i'll show you where it actually ended. she ended up hitting this light pole right here. now causing a traffic mess because she knocked out the
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traffic lights in this area. but let's take a look at video from the scene earlier. again, i mentioned, that drunk driver tried to get on that closed freeway on-ramp. the officer on duty saw this tried to pull her over at ninth street but she kept going, exiting off mission and van ness and again that's when the chase began and things got worse. she hit a parked car, that parked caroled on a cyclist. then she kept going again, continued to hit that other parked car we showed you earlier just blocks away before hitting that light pole and knocking out the traffic light in the area. back out live, crews are still working on the wires and circuits trying to get those traffic lights up here at the intersection of 17th and south van ness. they have put up flares to notify drivers to be careful in fact area. and to give you an out date on cyclist, we are told that -- an update on the cyclist, we are told he is expected to be okay. he was taken to san francisco general hospital. she didn't hit cyclist, she hit a car that hit the cyclist.
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so he sustained minor injuries. as for that woman, she has been arrested on suspicion of drink driving. this is her fourth dui in the past 10 10 years. she is facing serious charges. cate caugiran, cbs 5. a man's body was found on the uc-berkeley campus. the body of a 20-year-old was located last night 200 feet down a steep ravine. the man disappeared, he was walking with friends last night. they noticed he was gone and then called 911. foul play not suspected in the case. but the death is still under investigation. a registered sex owe fender was not arrested after he was found volunteering at a san jose catholic school because this man mark gurries showed authorities a letter signed by someone at the school saying he was allowed to be on campus there. california law allows for this but school administrators don't know about his sex offender status or that letter. authorities are now trying to
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figure out where that letter came from. new numbers on how bad the police officer shortage is getting in san jose. facing lower wages and benefits, more officers in san jose are resigning. there are now less than 1,000 officers in the department available for full duty. and just 583 officers are patrolling the streets in a city of nearly one million people. >> there is no wiggle room. anytime you move personnel in the san jose police department, you're robbing peter to pay paul. >> mayor chuck reed says 44 men and women are going through the academy now. those officers should be ready to head the streets next june. 6:35. out the door with a little weather and traffic and weather. are you ready for rain? >> a little bit i guess. i have five umbrellas. >> it's been so nice the last couple days. it will be okay but things throughout the day changing as we get more clouds in the sky. what a nice sunrise outside right now. just a few clouds in the
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distance. sun coming up at 6:50 this morning and looks like we're in for another decent day but things changing throughout the day today as we'll see more clouds throwing into our skies. temperatures a little chilly in spots. some fog in santa rosa, 39 degrees. 40 in concord. and it is 53 degrees right now in san francisco. high clouds likely to move in from this low just off the coastline. high pressure giving way now, so by the afternoon, a lot of clouds moving in and the temperatures will start to come down. still comfortable near 70 degrees in morgan hill. 68 in san jose. about 63 in antioch and 69 degrees in pleasanton. as you head inside the bay you will find temperatures in the mid-60s into san francisco. and about 67 degrees in alameda. rain is coming our way, though, elizabeth. it's going to be busy, busy, busy for you. >> a very wet friday morning commute. for right now we're dry but things are definitely starting to heat up across the bay area. it's now past 6:30 when we start to see delays at the bay bridge. they turned the metering lights on so now we have backups in the cash and the fastrak lanes. so it's a little too late to beat the early-morning rush.
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but right now everything is good just your typical commute backing up toward the 880 overcrossing. westbound 580 some brake lights approaching the dublin interchange. and this is the drive time. slow and go right now from tracy to 680. it's about a half hour from the altamont pass towards dublin- pleasanton. also slow highway 4 usually slow this time of the morning and actually we're seeing brake lights through the pittsburg- bay point area now. silicon valley commute we just started to see a few slowdowns there leaving milpitas heading towards san jose. at 880 and 237. that's "timesaver traffic." back to you guys. the founder of the antivirus company who is hiding from police in belize is getting help. john mcafee is a person of interest in the homicide investigation of one of his neighbors that country. he has been on the run since the weekend. he told the associated press he is innocent and he has a young woman now helping him stay one step ahead of the police who he says want to kill him.
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police say they just want to talk to him. hearings are set to begin today regard, the attack on the u.s. consulate in libya. general david petraeus is set to testify tomorrow even though he resigned from the cia. meanwhile the benghazi attack may affect a potential nominee to replace hillary clinton as secretary of state. some republicans say susan rice was either lying or incompetent when five days after the attack she said there was no information to conclude it was premeditated. >> we will do whatever is necessary to block the nomination. >> president obama is strongly defending rice. the u.s. ambassador to the u.n. everyone. but he says he has not yet determined whether he will nominate her for secretary of state. the military has suspended the security clearance for the woman at the center of the petraeus scandal. paula broadwell is a former
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army intelligence officer with high clearance. cbs news has learned the identity of the fbi agent who first brought the case to the bureau frederick humphries, a friend of florida socialite jill kelley. she went to him when she started getting harassing e- mails from broadwell. and this just in. defense secretary leon panetta is ordering a review of ethics training for military officers. it is 6:39 now. there is word that oil giant bp has agreed to pay billions in criminal penalties for the 2010 oil spill in the gulf of mexico. an anonymous source told the "associated press" two bp employees will face manslaughter charges. 11 people were killed in the explosion and the resulting oil leak causing long-term environmental damage to the gulf. a source said bp has agreed to plead guilty to on instruction for lying to congress about how much oil was pouring out of the ruptured well. superstorm sandy helped drive the number of people seeking unemployment benefits by 78,000 last week.
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it's the highest level now in some 18 months. today the president is going to new york's staten island to see some of the devastation from sandy. the president toured new jersey shortly after sandy hit but the mayor michael bloomberg asked the president to stay away from new york at the time saying that the president's visit would have taken up too many resources. the dungeness crab season opens today but bring your checkbook. >> a modest catch may have dine, paying more. the commercial fishing boats headed out yesterday. their fresh catch should hit markets by this afternoon. the fishermen will get $3 per pound. you can expect to pay twice that. bay area restaurants say it's worth it. >> i think it's going to be very full, so when you crack the crab, the meat will be very police departmentful inside. the taste of course of local traffic -- the meat will be
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very full inside. the taste of course of local crab is excellent. >> the size is bigger but there are fewer crabs this season. what was spotted in the skies over denver that has people baffled is this. >> denver is always in the news. >> plus it gives you a jolt but at what price? the new warning about 5 hour energy drinks. >> and the market just opened up about 10 minutes ago. let's get a look at the early- morning numbers. so far, looking pretty good. coming up we'll get an update from ashley morrison.
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sign test at nasa ames in mountain view have used data from the telescope to identify more than 2300 possible planets and more than 100 confirmed ones. with the initial 3.5-year mission complete the telescope will continue on an extended mission through 2016. they are just finding all kinds of stuff out there. >> well, it's a mile high mystery. >> yes. strange objects flying over denver have aviation experts and others baffled. a denver man who wanted to remain anonymous shot this video from his digital camera. and he told a local news station that the flying objects appear around noon or 1:00 p.m. a couple of times a week. an expert sails he doesn't know of any aircraft that can fly this fast. >> that is not an airplane. that is not a helicopter. those are not birds. i can't identify it. >> and there you go. so it definitely fits the definition of an unidentified flying object ofle the faa and
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norad couldn't confirm any unusual activity over denver during the specified time frame. >> it's balloon boy making a return! >> things are running a little mile high in denver! [ laughter ] mostly clear skies early on. we have a couple of clouds in the distance. what a neat shot for you from mount vaca cam with the sun coming up on big changes today. probably the last day. patchy fog in the north bay. diet afternoon clouds move in. temperatures mild today a little cooler than yesterday but the rain makes a return later on tonight. and then looks like very unsettled as we head throughout the weekend. high pressure still holding on for one last day but giving way now and then this low is going to start to track closer so we are going to see the clouds moving across our sky staying
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dry today but then tonight the rain starts to pick up. had timing it out, the clouds on the increase as we head toward the afternoon. not too bad just a little cooler than yesterday. even the commute home looks okay. it should be dry around the bay area. that changes late tonight into early tomorrow morning. yo looks like a good soaker. traveling today should be okay. mostly clear early on. temperatures by the afternoon in the 60s in san francisco. not a bad day to travel. 50 in chicago, 48 in new york. around the bay today, we'll find those numbers mainly into the 60s. enjoy it. looks like things are changing quite rapidly as we head into tomorrow. rain expected, showers continuing on saturday. then a brief break stronger saturday night into sunday. unsettled next week. >> someone is getting excited! that storm door is staying open
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for a while. okay, you this, lawrence. outside now it's been a quiet commute. so the first half of the commute is doing well. let's see, a live look at the nimitz. 880 through oakland, i saw a minor fender bender southbound 880 approaching west grand. it doesn't appear to be causing much of a delay. near the coliseum everything is at top speeds. westbound 237 usually around the time we see a few brake lights leaving milpitas. drive time in the yellow towards san jose in the westbound lanes. otherwise across the bay bridge we have delays over at the toll plaza. the metering lights were turned on before 6:30. this is what it looks like up the incline so tight squeeze there heading towards treasure island and the tunnel and behind the pay gates stacked up to the foot of the maze and growing. to the south bay you can see live drive time sensors slowing up the guadalupe parkway and 101 coming into san jose. these are your drive times.
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101 northbound from 280 out towards highway 237. 15 minutes, slight delays there. but 280 through downtown. once again, highway 87 so far in the clear. mass transit has had no problems at all this morning. ace train number one all mass transit on time, including bart, ace, muni, caltrain and ferries. that's traffic and weather together every 10 minutes. back to you guys >> thank you. we have all driven on bumpy bad streets but when it comes to potholes with you affluent bay area community is the king of the road. a new report from the metropolitan transportation commission says larkspur of all places has the worst roads in the bay area. it's tied for last place with 12. helena in napa -- with st. helena in napa county. city leaders say communities need to tax themselves to pay for road repairs and apparently larkspur hasn't done that. >> the same monies are the same ones we use to protect citizens from stormwater issues and slides. competing demands are really
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difficult. >> city leaders say they may try to put a revenue measure before the voters to get those roads fixed. a big jump in new job let claims and a small increase in consumer prices. >> wall street is look after the those reports this morning. ashley morrison of cbsmoneywatch.com joins us with explore in business. good morning. >> -- joins us with more in business. good morning. >> reporter: soup superintendent pushed the number of people filing first time weekly jobless claims last week to 439,000. that is the highest level that we have seen in 18 months. the labor department says claims jumped 78,000. many americans in the hardest- hit areas filed claims because their workplaces are closed and they don't get paid. analysts say the storm may push claims higher for two more weeks. on wall street, the dow and the nasdaq are both in red right now. the dow is down by 15 points, nasdaq flat coming off earlier highs. president obama says the u.s. is not going to fall off of the "fiscal cliff."
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during a press conference the president says he is willing to work with republicans to keep automatic spending cuts and tax hikes from taking effect at the end of the year. the president wants to maintain current tax rates for people make under $250,000 a year. but he says the wealthy will have to pay more taxes which has been a sticking point for some republicans. the maker of blackberry is getting ready to release a new smartphone. research in motion sails the blackberry 10 will hit the market at the end of january. the company delayed the new phone to make some changes. guys, looks like i might be getting an upgrade on my blackberry. >> about time. >> aren't you happy about that? >> i am! going to be cool. >> and apparently, you can use your blackberry and get a cup of tea now at starbucks, too? >> that's right. it's building on its tea business. starbucks spent $620 million to buy teavana of atlanta. they plan to expand the 300
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mall-based stores as well as locations outside of shopping centers. >> all right. well, ashley morrison of cbsmoneywatch.com, thank you so much. >> thank you, ashley. 13 deaths may now be associated with the highly caffeinated energy drink "5- hour energy." the feds are looking into reports of deaths over the last four years as well as reports of heart attacks, convulsions and miscarriages. the fda says just balls a report is filed -- just balls a report is filed it doesn't necessarily mean a product is the cause of the injury. >> people are diabetes, high blood pressure, anxiety disorders, depression, it can really mess up the body. >> last month, the fda received 5 reports of deaths after consumers drank another highly caffeinated drink, monster energy. walmart is making a move to attract some foodies out there.
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they are launching a subscription service for buyers with adventurous palates. for $7 a month their new website goodies.com will deliver a gift box of hand- picked taster samplers to your door. the treats range from healthy and organic to artisan and international. so there you go. shopping just got easier. >> sounds very shishi. a set of triplets, jason and brittany dean's boys arrived in sacramento on november 8 weighing in at a combined 20 pounds. that makes them the heaviest set on record by more than a full pound. >> i was pretty much eating every couple of hours, eating like normal people meals. >> wow. >> so you were they say eating for two, you really were eating for four. >> i was eating for like 17. [ laughter ] >> you bet she was. at birth, sydney weighed 7
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pounds 8 ounces. little brother elliott 7 pounds 3 ounces, and jenson on the lighter side 5.5 pounds. >> it's amazing when you have multiple births, they usually come out smaller. but she has some good sized babies there. >> 7-pounder fully grown. >> they are so cute, too. time now 6:54. coming up a final check. your top stories. >> plus, he is the human hamster. the man who just can't quite figure out this escalator. >> why? we'll tell you when we come back. ,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,
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i wish i had u-verse when i was your age. in my day, we didn't have these fancy wireless receivers. blah blah blah. if i had a sleepover, i couldn't just move the tv into the playroom. no. we had to watch movies in the den because that's where the tv outlet was. and if dad was snoring on the couch, we muscled through it. is she for real? your generation has it made. [ male announcer ] the wireless receiver only from at&t u-verse. get a free wireless receiver with a qualifying u-verse plan. rethink possible. it's the arson investigators are on the scene at a suspicious fire in the north bay. >> it is the second one in vallejo overnight. the two-alarm fire started around 3:00 inside the village bar. that's on tuolumne street there. we are told just a few hours
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earlier crews were battling another suspicious house fire just a few blocks away. this time, investigators have no cause for either fire. nobody was injured. a woman is in jail for her fourth dui arrest in 10 years after a wild chase in san francisco overnight. the chp tried to stop her after seeing her using a closed freeway ramp. she then took off and during the chase, she hit a car that ended up hitting a bicyclist. the bike rider will recover. she also hit a suv on south van ness. diners may have to pay a little more for crab. the new season just started at midnight. a modest catch may have fishermen charging more. they will get $3 a pound. expect to pay about twice that at the stores. the season runs through june of next year. >> hungry yet? >> those things -- i saw the the boats on the way into work today. they are all out there collecting them right now to be at the restaurants later today. enjoy sunshine today.
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we'll see a lot of 60s, clouds moving in the latter part of the day. rain more likely overnight tonight into friday. showers on and off a little stormy over the weekend, elizabeth. >> we have two new problem spots in the east bay. first one southbound 880 approaching 16th embarcadero. several lanes are blocked. delays are beginning to build. also a new one involving a motorcycle, lanes blocked westbound 80 approach buchanan. >> this looks like lawrence a little bit. a businessman takes on a escalator. >> we have unconfirmed reports this guy is from denver. some commuters tried to help him go in the correct direction. eventually sub pushed the emergency stop button and said, hey dude you're going the wrong way. >> love it. captions by: caption colorado comments@captioncolorado.com

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